from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Columba and Dorado.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an easel. It lies between the constellations Carina and Dorado.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviated form of Equuleus pictoris (which see, under Equuleus).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Columba
Latin pictor, painter, from pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin pīctor, an "easel" (Wiktionary)